a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Another case of mistaken identity

I was digging through my e-mail from this past week and found another case of mistaken identity. When it's obviously not spam, I treat it even a little better than a mis-addressed letter. I try to reply politely and positively so that the sender understands the message has gone awry.

The note I received said:

Dear [list of people],

Thank you for very much for the gift card for French Lick. I was so very surprised and pleased. We love that place and have always wanted to try their 1875 Steakhouse which is very upscale but have never done it. Now we will. Maybe some French Lick sweatshirts too! We might even do it this weekend because I have a few days off. Might not get any more for awhile.

It couldn't have come at a better time. The flood at the hospital is devastating and I needed a lift and that certainly did it.

I still can't believe it is MY 60th! Must be someone else!

You are the best!


Have a good 4th.

Love you all,


My reply:

Dear [M],

Congratulations on your 60th birthday!

... Unfortunately, I have no idea who you are, and therefore can only assume that the [person with my name] to whom you were sending your thanks did not ever get the message. You may want to give her a call to let her know you appreciate her gift certificate, and to check on her e-mail address.

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